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Prof. Dante H. Abcede, MD, FPPA
The Teaching of Human Sexuality in Schools for Health Professionals (WHO) Education and Treatment in Human Sexuality (WHO) Statement on Sexual Health (Dr. Mary Calderon – SIECUS)
Health (WHO) A state of complete physical. mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity .
the emotional element is vital.In the sphere of sexuality. .
.Sexuality is “social” not merely in the sense that it involves two (or more) people but also because its consequences has social impact and significance.
intellectual and social aspects of sexual well-being in ways that are positively enriching and that enhance personality. communication and love.Sexual Health (WHO) Integration of the somatic. emotional. .
Additional clause is a recognition of the following factors: sexuality is one of the determinants of human personality sexual expression is communicative expression sex “cannot” be separated from love .
Love and Reproduction: “the mature sexual expression is such that the two elements of Sex and Love are intertwined. one so much a part of the other” .
“Reproduction is the eventual and natural result of love and sexual communication” .
diseases and deficiencies that interfere with sexual and reproductive functions . false beliefs and other psychological factors inhibiting sexual response and impairing sexual relationship freedom from organic disorders.Three Basic Elements capacity to enjoy and control sexual and reproductive behavior in accordance with a social and personal ethic freedom from fear. guilt. shame.
Variable Patterns of Behavior sexuality is a complex issue wide variety of sexual mores and practice accelerating social and technological changes general increase in education about sexual matters situations vary from one society to another approaches to sex education would have to take local conditions into consideration sexual health and sexual normalcy to be defined on a broad basis .
The Concept of Normalcy average or usual “agreeing with the regular or established” .
The Sense of Oughtness average manifestation of what “ought” to be .
within a framework of sexual meaning and direction (oughtness) and when he has a sense of well-being within that context” .Sexual Normalcy “falling within the average of normal capacity and expression.
hormonal etc. behavioral. eg. anatomical. rights of others and community at large . chromosomal. emotional acceptance of sexuality understanding of the meaning and expression of sex and sexuality capacity to adapt individual’s sexuality to societal requirements. eg.Sexual Normalcy Factors: congruence of various components of sexual identity.
Normal Sexual Behavior difficult to draw and clinically impractical easier to define abnormal sexuality Sexual behavior that is destructive to self or others cannot be directed toward a partner excludes stimulation of the primary sex organs directed towards children and non-consenting people or non-human objects inappropriately associated with guilt. anxiety or distress causes clinically significant impairment in social. occupational or other important areas of functioning compulsive .
masturbation and various forms of sexual stimulation involving others that the primary sexual organs can still fall within normal limits depending on the total context .Sex outside marriage.
Basic Characteristics of Good Sexual Function both partners are willing to make love each is able to relax non-sexual concerns disappear from awareness exclusive attention to one’s own and one’s partner’s pleasurable sensation pleasure and excitement of each partner is infectious and augments pleasure and excitement of the other rights of each partner to give and receive .
Sexual Pleasure Sex is completed with a high degree of personal pleasure and a sense of having shared a meaningful experience .